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A Woodlands Retreat

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights visiting family in the same area. Perfect for us and close to everything. Lovely area and easy to get to. Accommodation was very clean and lovely room overlooking pool and garden. Jude was very accommodating and we had a beautiful breakfast. Having homemade jams were a special bonus. We will be back!

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely having you and Bruce stay with us, and I hope Bruce manages to makes some apricot jam successfully!! Thank you for booking Woodlands - you were gorgeous guests and we hope to see you again next Summer.

Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Wonderful B&B. Comfortable, cozy, lush backyard, great breakfast, and most accommodating hostess, Jude! Excellent location, near bus line to Auckland and surrounding communities. Town of Remuera has great cafés, restaurants, and shops.

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SweetM0lly, General Manager at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words Marlene. It was lovely to have you both stay with us. I hope the flight home to the USA wasn't too gruelling.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We stayed with Jude and Roger for 2 nights before our departing flight to Canada and had a lovely time.We had been away from home for 5 weeks so it was our regrouping time. Jude's breakfasts with fresh fruit and then a hot breakfast were delicious! Convenient and quiet location. Woodlands Retreat had been recommended to us and I would...

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was the perfect location to start and end our vacation. Waking up to the sound of the Tui was a very special treat. The B&B is located in a very quiet neighborhood but only a few steps away from restaurants and the bus stop. Very comfortable rooms with direct access to pool and lovely garden. The hosts Jude and...

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Kersten. It was wonderful having you and the gorgeous Sam stay with us. I loved our breakfast chats each morning, with lots of laughs. Hopefully, we may see you again, when you next visit your daughter.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I was visiting New Zealand for the first time and Auckland was to be my first introduction to the country before embarking on a three week trip around the two islands and I couldn't have chosen a more delightful B&B. Woodlands Retreat boasts a nice heated outdoor pool, surrounded by a lovely wooded garden and is in a really lovely...

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Len for your kind comments. We really enjoyed you staying with us and enjoyed our "Happy Hours" with you, introducing you to NZ wines and boutique NZ beers. Loved reading the amazing itinerary your travel company have organised for you. They have certainly packed in some wonderful trips, and adventures all around NZ. You wont have a minute...

Kirchdorf am Inn, Germany
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Very convenient location between Airport and Auckland City in district Remuera. Auckland´s beaches / bays only 10 minutes away. Dreamlike and unbelievably quiet place in a small valley with native bush. You can hear the Tui sing, and you can watch the native wood pigeon - like in paradise. Wonderful garden with pool amidst; everything is laid out lovingly. The...

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Werner for your fabulous review. We loved you staying here with us and I looked forward to every breakfast to catch up with you both. Roger was delighted to transport you to your daughters to save you a taxi fare. We hope you had a good flight home and we thought about you and that long trek home....

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We booked the Woodlands for our last night before heading back to Germany. The room had a really nice view on the pool and the beautiful garden. It is just a 25-minute-drive to the Airport and the great breakfast is a perfect start in the day. We can fully recommand this place and it's really nice host!

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We really enjoyed you staying with us and hope that huge air journey home was not too gruelling. Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you all the very best for your married futures!!

Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed at Woodlands Retreat before flying out from Auckland the next day after three weeks touring in New Zealand. The B & B is situated in amazing gardens and is in the quiet suburb of Remuera, handily placed for the airport. It was very convenient for travelling in to the city centre - only a couple of stops from...

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Harry and Anne. It was lovely to meet you both and were delighted to hear you had a wonderful time touring New Zealand. Wee may see you again one day?

Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

woodlands retreat is absolutely beautiful a wonderful restful oasis,close to the central city. Jude the most kind and generous host is simply the best one could ask for. Thank you for making my stay exceptional.

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Julie. I loved having you stay with us, and look forward to meeting you again when you have another course to attend to.

Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We had a lovely 5 day stay at Woodland Retreat which was perfectly situated close to our family. We had a warm welcome from Jude and the breakfast was excellent. Our room was spotless with lovely views of the beautiful garden. We would certainly stay again - hopefully in the not too distant future!

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SweetM0lly, Owner at A Woodlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Shelia for your lovely comments. I really did enjoy you and the family staying with us at different times, and the poor family "Taxi Driver" who seemed to have lived at the Airport!!. I loved hearing about the wedding on Waiheke Island, and was so happy the weather was stunning for you all. I thought about you all...

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Woodlands Retreat is your special getaway in paradise.Set within half an acre of native ferns, pongas, and lush garden with plenty of bird life.Tucked down a driveway away from main roads, your peace is guaranteed. Three bedrooms - a double, a super king and a king. The large "Conservatory Room" has a ensuite and a private conservatory. There is a small fridge to chill your wine. Special breakfasts and all dietary requests catered for. One minute walk to bus stop. Off street car parking. Coffee and tea making facilities in each room. Heated towel rail in bathrooms. Hair dryer in each room. Swimming pool towels provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Woodlands Retreat

Address: 18 Waiatarua Road, Remuera 1050, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Remuera
Price Range: $121 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“This is a B&B with just a few rooms on the lower level.”
MarleneE_11, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“3 rooms, all seem nice. We stayed in the room with the sun room and it was great for us repacking.”
mijohnston, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We can certainly recommend the room with its own conservatory.”
HarryB226, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are good but I enjoyed the conservatory room and the one looking over the pool.”
Familyoffoureaster, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The large room with en-suite and conservatory is lovely. I saw one room that is set up for women on their own, looking out on the pool and thought I might try that next time.”
Dongbird, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
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